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xxni   THE CHURCH OF S, SAVIOUR IN THE CHORA     313
in with arcades in two stories forming an aisle and gallery.
This is the normal domed * basilica construction. Here, if we regard the floor of the upper passage (B on plan, p. 318) as the remains of the old gallery floor,—and no other view
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FIG. 101.—S, SOPHIA, SALONICA.
seems to account for its existence,—the internal elevation was in three stories, an aisle at the ground level, above it a gallery, and above that, in the arch tympanum, a triple window. Such an arrangement is, so far as we know, unique in a small church, but it is the arrangement used in S. Sophia, Constantinople, and may well have been derived